KJZZ News

solar panels
How should Arizona value rooftop solar? This week, state regulators will take up that question in a highly anticipated proceeding that could decide the fate of the growing industry.
Dec. 19, 2016
Bankruptcy Court
More fights over legal matters are paying off for some law firms in Arizona. An international consulting firm finds hourly rates are rising faster here than the national average.
Dec. 19, 2016
Current Chief John Meza will retire at the end of the year.
Dec. 18, 2016
'Tis the season to procrastinate on getting your Christmas gifts in the mail. The U.S. Postal Service has opened 10 post offices in the Valley every day this weekend.
Dec. 17, 2016
This time of year, many schools and non-profit groups are asking for cash donations, and they’re promoting how those donations can lower the amount of taxes people pay. So, what's the difference between tax credits and deductions?
Dec. 17, 2016
arizona signs
It started with “peas and guac”… and more than a year later, the Arizona Department of Transportation is still coming up with the unconventional safety messages dotting the Valley’s freeways.
Dec. 16, 2016
drone
Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration implemented a registration system for small unmanned aircraft — more commonly referred to as drones. The response to the registry has been positive.
Dec. 16, 2016
Star Wars Rogue One
The new Star Wars movie, "Rogue One," opened today, with, of course, much fanfare. A Valley auction house is hoping to capitalize on that with a sizeable collection going up for bid tomorrow.
Dec. 16, 2016
border fence
Immigration reform was a significant and controversial issue during the presidential race.
Dec. 16, 2016
students
Even as Prop 206 is challenged in court, Arizona school districts are preparing to boost wages to the required $10 in January.
Dec. 16, 2016
Vector Space System logo
Through a grant from NASA as well as economic incentives from Pima County and the state of Arizona, Tucson-based Vector Space Systems is planning to build 100 rockets a year dedicated to microsatellites.
Dec. 16, 2016
cyber security
A new survey released by the University of Phoenix finds many people are willing to overlook cybersecurity risks for the sake of convenience. Sixty percent of respondents who use unsecure, open Wi-Fi networks say they don’t trust the networks’ security to protect their personal information, but admit the convenience outweighs the risks.
Dec. 16, 2016
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Dec. 15 in two cases involving uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Interior Secretary banned all new mining claims on a million acres surrounding the park for 20 years.
Dec. 16, 2016
Arizonans who want to buy health coverage for next year on the Affordable Care Act’s exchange have four more days to do so. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 19.
Dec. 16, 2016
minimum wage
A lawsuit challenging the new voter approved law raising the state minimum wage is set for its first hearing Friday. Opponents of the law say Proposition 206 saddles the state with new costs without identifying a funding source.
Dec. 16, 2016
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to elect a president. Eleven of those votes come from Arizona. And for more than a month, members of the Electorate have been hounded to cast their ballot for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump.
Dec. 16, 2016
police
The department is reorganizing manpower to make up for a shortage of first responders.
Dec. 16, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has closed what was perhaps his most infamous investigation. Citing two separate forensic examiners, Arpaio and his chief investigator Mike Zullo allege President Obama's birth certificate is fake.
Dec. 16, 2016
school education classroom
About 8 percent of low income children in Arizona are enrolled in federal Head Start early childhood education programs. That’s below the national average of 10 percent.
Dec. 16, 2016
Solar panels
Elected officials from Arizona’s cities and towns are encouraging the state’s energy regulators to keep rooftop solar viable.
Dec. 16, 2016

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